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PHIL’ Spotlight

The Fun-A-Thon is a 24-hour endurance event that will arrive 13-14 Oct, with 100 participants from 10 diverse teams moving and grooving at different stations. Think bubble soccer and running on treadmills while blowing bubbles The best part? All money raised goes to the Sydney Children’s Hospital for Music and Life Therapy. Here are some teams that are competing.

Team:  Blitzed

Who are you representing? Blitz Magazine

Team Captain:  Nyasha Nyakuengama

Donate at: phil.everydayhero.com/au/blitzed

“We all know the joy that music can bring to our lives. One of my favourite memories as a kid was the first time I ever played a rock beat on the drums – it blew my mind!”-  Nyasha Nyakuengama


Team:  24 Hour Party People

Who are you representing?  UNSW Staff

Team Captain:  Louise Milazzo

Donate at: phil.everydayhero.com/au/24-hour-party-people

How wonderful to be able to work in a place that has so many opportunities to give back to the community!”-  Sarah Roche


Team:  FUN-Raisers

Who are you representing?  Friends!

Team Captain:  Claire Qiu

Donate at: phil.everydayhero.com/au/fun-raisers

“Your mercy will mitigate their pain and bring them more happiness.”-  Cindy Xin


Team:  Get Psyched

Who are you representing? UNSW Psychology Society

Team Captain:  George Economidis

Donate at: phil.everydayhero.com/au/get-psyched

“For the majority of children, life is normal. They wake up, eat breakfast, go to school, learn about life and spend time with friends.  But not all children have this privilege. For many, this is simply not a reality. An average day is filled with painful medical procedures, needles, blood tests and cannulations.” – Scott Hekking


Team:  Phil’n Artsy

Who are you representing?  UNSW Arts Society

Team Captain:  Allison Taylor

Donate at: phil.everydayhero.com/au/phil-n-artsy
“I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to have to stay in a hospital bed for weeks on end, and I do want to do everything I can to try and help them. It would be amazing if you could perhaps give up your morning coffee and spare a few dollars.” –  Isabella Russo


Team:  The Dream Team

Who are you representing? Friends!

Team Captain:  Jessica Chen

Donate at: phil.everydayhero.com/au/the-dream-team

“Shia LaBeouf once said, “don’t let dreams be dreams”.  So please, donate and brighten up a kid’s day and help them achieve their dreams.” – Jessica Chen


Team:  The Pride

Who are you representing?  UNSW Student Reporters

Team Captain:  Renee Buckingham

Donate at: phil.everydayhero.com/au/the-pride

“With all the unfortunate stories of loss, poverty and injustice plaguing our society, the greatest weapon we have in defeating these dark times is by giving to those in need. We rise to success by lifting others.” – Nora Sulunga




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